Heat & Energy Transformations

Fire

Fire changes from thermal to chemical energy when you light it.


Melting snow

When the sun came out and hit the snow it melted it causing it to turn into water. This changes from radiant to thermal energy.


Wood burning

The wood burning in the house changes from chemical to thermal energy.


Hot chocolate

The hot chocolate was boiling in the pot this changes from chemical to thermal energy.


Christmas Candle

When burning a Christmas candle it changes from chemical to radiant and thermal energy.


Snowman

The snowman's big giant head rolled down from the top of the hill to the bottom. This changes from potential to kinetic energy.


Gingerbread Man

Your uneaten gingerbread man is potential chemical energy.


Christmas tree

The Christmas tree on top of the roof has potential energy.


Christmas Tree

Lifting your presents from the table to under the tree changes from potential to kinetic energy.


Santa's sleigh

Santa's automatic sleigh uses gasoline for fuel (chemical energy) to movement of the sleigh (mechanical energy).


Snow

The snow was sliding off the roof of the house, this changes from potential to kinetic energy.


Santa

Santa riding down the lane changes from potential to kinetic energy,